Equine Genetics Seminar Saratoga Springs, NY

Ray Whelihan, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cobleskill’s Equine program, has assembled an impressive slate of speakers for the Second Annual Professional Horse Farm Managers Seminar on Equine Genetics in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Speakers and topics:

Dr. Samantha Brooks, PhD
What Can Genome Do For You?
Current and Future Applications of Equine Genomics

Dr. Ernest Bailey, PhD
What the Horse Owner Should Know About Horse Genomics

Dr. E. Gus Cothran, PhD
Lessons in Conservation Genetics From The Standardbred Horse

Ott Adams, a Quarter Horse Breeder from Texas said it well about horse breeding long ago: " You can breed it out of ’em faster than you can breed it in"

Ott probably would have jumped at the chance to hear more about genetics at this seminar.

Get the details at this link: 

http://www.cobleskill.edu/equestrian_secondannual0000834772.html

Horse Show Attendance in 2008

Rick Hodges of Hodges Badge makes a good point about rising prices and their impact on the horse show world.  Here is a link to his post:  http://hodgesbadge.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/wither-the-equestrian-business/

The high price of fuel makes hauling costly, but as a percentage of the total expense of horse ownership and horse shows, it’s not so big. 

Unfortunately the leading economic indicators in the U.S. are:

  1. The cost of a loaf of bread
  2. The cost of a gallon of milk
  3. The cost of a gallon of gasoline

All items we are in touch with daily, but not the best resources for a well thought out position on the state of the economy.